Educating Others
KIPP Alumni Column

We want to take this opportunity to publicly thank the KIPP Houston High School Class of 2010 for being so patient and providing great feedback as we developed and taught our 12-week financial literacy program. The program included more than just lessons about money, it dealt with values and priorities. And also mindsets and perspectives. We knew their perspective of Red & Black would change dramatically from the first day ... when they were told a cookie-baking Mom from the suburbs and her sister who races Ferraris and Porsches were going to teach them about personal finance ... to the final class when we applied all the "lessons" to their college selection process.

We never expected they would want to continue to hear more, but they did. In fact, they asked us to write a monthly column for the KIPP (Houston) Alumni Association ("KAA") Newsletter. The column was introduced in September 2010 and we are flattered to now be included on the KAA website (launched August 2014), www.kaahouston.org.

Below find the column where we are first introduced, our first column, and links to the twelve most recent columns. If you are interested in reprinting/reposting columns, and/or learning how we can custom tailor columns for your school or alumni group, please contact us at education@RedandBlackBooks.com.

THIS MONTH'S COLUMN: As the KIPPsters know, it drives Red crazy that her older sister, Black, responds to requests for advice by asking lots of questions. And, the first question is almost always, “Why”? (Although Red is glad to hear that Black takes the same approach with the finance manager at a car dealership.) This month’s column – Red & Black … Why Ask Why? – points out how taking the approach of a child asking “Why?” can help us all make better decisions.